In the world of personalization, the scrambler is the versatile model for the road and to travel the paths (a little).
However, for the more adventurous , those who do not like to ride on the road but in the undergrowth, in the middle of the vineyards or along the coast, the trails are made for you .
Having a trail is good, but having a personalized trail is even better . This is how we see more and more preparation of the trail enduro motorcycle type with preparers as well as on specialized sites.
This type of motorcycle is also called Dual-Sport or Custom ADV.
WHY PREPARE A TRAIL ENDURO MOTORCYCLE?
Because the scrambler is versatile, but you need more. A real motorcycle ready to ride on rough terrain and collect hundreds of kilometers in a row.
The other advantage of having this type of preparation is to have a more original motorcycle, less common than a scrambler which is more and more common on the roads.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR MOTO TRAIL ENDURO?
We are going to see some examples of motorcycles prepared in the dual sport way, before and after, to fully understand the characteristic elements of this type of preparation.
There are several inspirations and different styles in the motorcycles prepared for trail enduro motorcycles .
The many bikes (especially old ones) that took part in the Dakar as well as commercial derivatives are among the logical inspirations for this type of preparation.
This BMW R80 G/S produced in 200 units is a perfect example of inspiration and preparation:
We will see later that this motorcycle inspired a company to make a kit for a more modern motorcycle.
DIFFERENT STYLES, SAME PURPOSE
Old style trail enduro motorcycle
We have seen the type of motorcycle inspiring for this type of preparation. Let's move on to a first example on the same basis.
Now here is a BMW R80 G/S again, in standard version this time, which has been fully prepared for the adventure.
This preparation is close to what is called restomod .
Mark Johnston, the owner of this BMW R80 changed a lot of parts to make it an adventurous bike.
For the most important changes:
- 43 liter tank
- 48mm WP Suspension inverted fork
- The fairing assembly (headlight, fender, rear fender)
The style is a mix of classic and modern with a very industrial side due to the significant presence of gray and exposed metal.
Modern style trail enduro motorcycle
The VAGABUND V13 based on a Honda NX650 :
Vagabund is a famous Austrian tuner with a modern approach to motorcycle tuning. In addition to their beautiful achievements such as the R100RT V12 or the R9T V15 , they are also known to put their motorcycle in a kit or in a box like a toy.
This Dominator which is the 13th motorcycle presented by VAGABUND is in the characteristic style of this brand. That is to say a motorcycle with a modern style, with a short rear and a lot of basic work on the motorcycle.
Honestly, it's hard to recognize a 1991 Honda NX650 in this photo!
They used 3D printing to make several parts of this motorcycle like Viba Motors , which is a specialist in the field.
This motorcycle is distinguished by the installation of a luggage rack at the front, and 2 jerry cans at the rear on each side.
She was groomed by American engineer Jim Carducci for several years. He gradually improved this bike. He tried several types of suspensions, several exhausts, different types of brakes, etc. To get the best possible dual sport equipped with a Vtwin Harley.
The cycle part has of course been completely redesigned for off-road driving.
The engine is not left behind with the installation of a 1250cc NRHS kit associated with an Andrews N4 camshaft and other parts. Jim announces that he expects 100 horsepower with his engine preparation.
With the heavy work on the chassis, Jim managed to lower the weight of the bike to about 200 kg in the configuration with fiber gas tank, plastic headlight and some other adjusted elements ( Baja model).
This gives us a very correct weight/performance ratio for a dual sport.
The SC3 adventure is currently on sale for $48,000.
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Neo retro styletrail enduro motorcycle :
In this comparative photo, we can see the elements that were changed during the preparation to give the place a retro look.
The headlight plate , the tank , the saddle and the paint are among the characteristic elements of this type of preparation.
This motorcycle is inspired by the 1981 XT500 Paris-Dakar .